- Old hand towels
- Tempera paint
- Shallow pans
- Large sheets of paper
- Consider doing this project outside on a summer day with lots water and towels for cleanup and change of clothes on hand. Wear old play clothes or old bathing suits. For indoor creating, beprepared! cover the work area with plastic sheeting or newspapers.
- To make the stamp pad, fold the old hand towels into thirds. Folded towels will be about 7" x 14" (18 cm x 35 cm), in three layers. Soak each towel with tempera paint and place in ashallow pan.
- To make the body part prints, press a body part (fingers, hand, arm, foot, shin, cheek, chin, even a bottom!) on the pad and then on the paper. Make as many body prints as desired.
- Set the paper aside, and allow the prints to dry while making additional ones.
Attach the paper to the wall or large easel and make prints.
Trace an artist's body on the paper and let him or her add the prints to fill in. An older artist can create himself or herself on the paper without an outline.